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Date: October 11, 2012

PEA And UVic Reach Tentative Agreement

Negotiators with the Professional Employees Association (PEA) and the University of Victoria have reached a tentative agreement on a new two-year contract. The deal includes an across-the-board wage increase for PEA members of 2 per cent retroactive to July 1, 2012 and a further 2 per cent on July 1, 2013. The agreement is now subject to ratification by both parties over the coming weeks.

The PEA represents approximately 850 administrative and academic professionals at the university. These employees work as counsellors, instructors, system analysts, fundraisers, scientific technicians, engineers, advisers and more.

The tentative agreement has been reached under the provincial government’s cooperative gains mandate. The previous contract was also for two years and expired June 30, 2012 and was concluded under the provincial net-zero mandate.

The PEA will be presenting details of the agreement to its members prior to the ratification vote.

Media contacts:

Melissa Moroz (Labour Relations Officer, PEA) at 250-385-8791 ext. 201 or (c) 250-857-2873
Bruce Kilpatrick (UVic Communications) at 250-721-7638 or (c) 250-920-6413

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